She did a good job presenting. I was there to watch her with one of the two judges. She was happy with how it all went but she does agree it is a lot of work. All the 1st & 2nd graders who participated (I think it was just 7 1st graders, not sure about 2nd graders) got a certificate and a 2nd place ribbon. 3rd grade & up could compete to go on to the regional competition, although the 1st & 2nd graders had to do all the same stuff as the competers which was the experiment, report, display & presentation.
She did like it and likes that she got a ribbon, but thinks maybe next year she won't do it and wait until she is in 3rd grade when she can compete. It was good practice and we know more now so that she can do an even better job to compete. We'll see how she feels about it next year.
I totally thought she would have lost her two front teeth before Christmas but they hung in there and were a crooked mess as they were being pushed out for almost 2 months. But now they are both out and she will have lost a total of 6 baby teeth. The 2 center ones on the bottom are all the way in and the other 2 bottom ones are about half way in. As of this post the first top one she lost is about half way it, it really just started pushing through and there is just a tiny tip of the other top front one coming through.
The two on the side on top are not wiggly at all, so maybe the tooth fairy will have a break for a while.
The first two teeth the tooth fairy brought gold coins, but then Isabel mentioned she would like paper money that she can use more easily, so the tooth fairy has been creative with leaving different oragami sculptures made from her dollar bill. She also gets a pack of gum (stuff with xylitol in it which is supposed to be good for your teeth and helps them be healthier) from the tooth fairy as well.
We met up with some friends at Morehouse park to skate on the river and enjoy the bonfire on a Saturday night (bonfire starts at 5:30) and we roasted hot dogs & marshmallows and ice skated. It's so fun (& yummy!) to have roasted marshmallows in February!
Brother didn't care to skate on his skates so much this time and preferred just to scoot around on his boots.
Isabel is actually getting quite fast and was really having fun skating. Kind of hoping we can get on the ice one more time this winter, but it's starting to warm up so the ice might now be good for much longer.
We took a family trip to the MN Zoo on President's Day (super busy! go a different day!) and snapped a couple photos of the kids. Here are the ones of Isabel on the wolf statue in the MN Trail and on the tram with daddy. It was the first time we all took the tram there, which was a good way to see the outside animals on a cold day.
Isabel had been saving her money and finally she has saved up half the money she needed to buy a new American Girl doll. This one (Caroline) looks like her with all one length blond curls and green eyes.
This is the doll of the year for 2013 and they had a display up for it for picture opportunities!